Bradley Richard Hand… Married, wife’s name is Morgan; has one daughter, Lila, and one son, Cuyler… 2008 graduate of Chaska High School (MN), where he was named Minnesota’s Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year following his senior season… Played varsity hockey through senior year of high school… Right-handed shooter in hockey, the only thing he does right-handed… He and his wife hosted youth from the Boys & Girls Club in 2019 and 2020 as part of “Helping Hands”… Brad and Morgan spend time with kids and then surprise a lucky family with jerseys and a gift card following the event… Signed by: Bob Oldis.
Began the season with WSH...Was on the COVID-related IL, 4/6-8...Did not allow an earned run in his first 10.0 innings (9 G) through 5/6...Had 21 saves, all of which came with WSH...His 19 saves before the All-Star break ranked T-7th in MLB...Posted a 2.43 ERA (10 ER, 37.0 IP) in 35 games prior to the All-Star break...Traded to TOR, 7/29...Claimed off waivers by NYM, 9/2...Held LHH to a .225 AVG (16-71).
Was named All-MLB Second Team by Major League Baseball...Went 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA and a Major League-leading 16 saves for Cleveland...He struck out 29 batters while walking just four in 22.0 innings pitched across 23 outings...Posted a 0.77 WHIP, a .169 opponents’ batting average and did not allow a home run...2020 Pitch Mix: Slider (50.7%) 4-Seam Fastball (35.5%) Sinker (12.4%) Curveball (1.4%).
Earned his third straight All-Star selection in his first full season with the Indians...Was outstanding over the first three months of the season before struggling over his final 25 appearances of the year that landed his season ERA at 3.30...Was successful on 34 of his 39 save opportunities (87.2%) but after converting a career-best 22 straight opportunities to open the season thru June 22, was successful in 12 of 17 chances to end the season (70.6%)...Enjoyed 14 straight scoreless outings over 14.2IP, May 12-June 20 (season-best marks among CLE relievers in 2019)...Was 3rd in the AL in saves and tied for T14th in relief strikeouts (84)...The 34 saves were the most by a LHP in franchise history...His 22 straight save conversions to begin the season was the second-longest mark in club history to begin a campaign (Jose Mesa, 38, 1995) and tied for sixth-longest streak overall in franchise history... His ERA of 1.05 through games of June 24 and .161 average allowed ranked 2nd-lowest and 5th-lowest, respectively, prior to blowing his first save opportunity on June 25 vs. KC (0.0IP, 5H, 5R/ER, grand slam to Hunter Dozier) that took his ERA from 1.05 to 2.36...ERA from June 25-end of season was 6.65 (23.0IP, 34H, 17ER) and ERA from July 15-end of campaign was 5.68 (19.0IP, 26H, 12ER), blowing three straight opportunities, Aug. 11-21...Did not pitch, Sept. 9-20, due to left arm fatigue and recorded one outing the remainder of the season due to a lack of save chances (Sept. 21, 1.0IP, 3SO)...Converted his last five save chances, August 23-Sept. 8, and after August 22 posted a 2.84 ERA to end the campaign (6.1IP, 6H, 2ER)....47 of his 60 outings were scoreless…Batters hit .228 (23-for-101) with runners on base and .265 (13-for-49) with RISP...Lefties hit .196 (11-for-56) with a season OPS of .500 (1 2B) and since the 2018 season left-handed batters own a .170 (27-for-159) average against Hand...Since 2016, owns a 2.75 ERA in 283 games (91ER/298.0IP) and his 405 relief strikeouts over the four-year span rank first in MLB (Edwin Diaz, 2nd at 400)…Allowed only 2 runs (2ER) over 28 games (27.2IP), April 15-June 24.
Midseason acquisition from San Diego along with Adam Cimber stabilized the back end of the Indians bullpen and was very effective in both a set-up and closing role...Posted a combined season ERA of 2.75 (72.0IP, 52H, 22ER, 28BB, 106SO)...On the year converted a career-best 32 of his 39 overall save situations (82%) and his 106 overall strikeouts were tied for 5th among MLB relievers...His 32 overall saves ended the campaign tied for seventh-highest in MLB...Recorded 24 saves in 29 chances in the first half with the Padres, posting a 3.05 ERA in 41 relief appearances (44.1IP, 33H, 15ER, 15BB, 65SO, .202 avg)...His 24 saves ranked tied for third in the National League at the time of the trade, while his 65 strikeouts ranked fourth among N.L. relievers...Also was leading the N.L. in inherited runners scored pct., inheriting 15 without allowing a runner to score...Was named a National League All-Star for the second straight season, retiring all three batters he faced and striking out one...Overall with Cleveland, posted scoreless outings in 22 of his 28 appearances...From August 8-end of season he posted an ERA of 2.29 (5ER/19.2IP/.183 avg) over his final 21 appearances of the season...Was 8-for-10 in save conversions for Cleveland, recording seven holds (posted 10 holds for 2018 overall)...Only MLB pitcher with at least 30 saves and 10 holds and just the fifth over the last ten seasons (STATS LLC)...Since 2016, owns a 2.62 ERA in 223 relief outings (240.2IP, 169H, 70ER) & his 321 relief strikeouts over the three-year span rank second in MLB to NYY RHP Dellin Betances' 341...The Chaska, MN native's 33 outings of at least 3SO since '16 rank third among all LHP MLB relievers to Andrew Miller's 37 and Josh Hader's 36…Overall on the year, lefties recorded an OPS of just .537 while limited batters to a .161 (20-for-124) mark with runners on base and .164 (12-for-73) with RISP...Left-handed batters are hitting just .153 (28-for-183) against since the start of last season.
Notched a career-best 2.16 ERA (19 ER, 79.1 IP), converted 21 out of 26 save opportunities and with 104 SO against 20 BB… named to his first career National League All-Star team... Became the second reliever in SD history to record back-to-back 100 strikeout seasons (also, Trevor Hoffman in 1996-97)... Hand's 104 strikeouts were the fourth-most among all MLB relievers in 2017...dating back to the 2016 season, his 215 strikeouts are third-most of any reliever, behind only NYY Dellin Betances' 226 and CLE Andrew Miller's 218... His 154 appearances since 2016 rank tied for second in MLB with Byan Shaw, behind only Addison Reed's 157 outings... Allowed just one run in his first 13 outings from 4/4-5/2, posting a 0.64 ERA and 17 SO against two BB... Recorded saves in consecutive outings for the first time in his career on 5/24 and 5/25 at NYM... Tossed a 24.0-scoreless inning streak from 6/14-8/8, the longest scoreless inning streak in 2017 by a reliever and the third-longest scoreless stretch by a reliever in franchise history, behind only Cla Meredith's 33.2 scoreless frames in 2006 and Mark Davis' 27.2 scoreless in 1988... Earned NL Reliever of the Month honors in July…in his 11 July appearances he did not give up a run, allowed just four hits and posted 19 SO to just two BB... In the Midsummer Classic on 7/11 in Miami, tossed a 1-2-3 seventh inning to become the seventh pitcher in Padres history with a perfect inning in the All-Star Game and the first since Andy Benes in 1993…he struck out Robinson Cano, the game's MVP, on three pitches... Recorded six saves in six consecutive outings from 7/23-8/5, the longest streak of recording a save by a Padres reliever in consecutive outings since Craig Kimbrel did so in 14 straight in 2015…allowed just one hit while striking out eight with no walks during the stretch, limiting hitters to a .056 average... Tossed scoreless outings over his final nine appearances and 9.1 IP, allowing eight hits while posting striking out 13 and walking just two... Posted a 1.76 ERA (13 ER, 66.1 IP) in his 60 outings against NL opponents and a 4.15 ERA (6 ER, 13.0 IP) in his 12 appearances against the AL... Limited left-handed hitters to a .150 (12-for-80) average and righties hit .208 (42-for-202)... Opposing hitters hit .172 (22-for-128) against him with runners on base, .152 (12-for-79) with runners in scoring position and .158 (6-for-38) with runners in scoring position and two outs.
Led the Majors with a career-high 82 appearances in his first campaign with the Padres…his 82 appearances were the second-most ever by a Padres reliever in a single season, behind only Craig Lefferts' 83 outings in 1986...His 111 strikeouts on the season were tied with Trevor Hoffman (1996 and 1997) for the third-most ever in a single season by a Padres reliever, behind only Lance McCullers (126 in 1987) and Rollie Fingers (113 in 1977)...His 111 strikeouts were the fourth-most by any Major League reliever in 2016, behind only Dellin Betances (126), Andrew Miller (123) and Kyle Barraclough (113)…were the second-most by any left-handed reliever behind only Miller's 123...Began his season by being designated for assignment by the Marlins on 4/3 and later acquired off waivers by the Padres on 4/8, spending the rest of the season with San Diego...Finished second on the team with 111 strikeouts, behind only Drew Pomeranz's 115 strikeouts he recorded in his 17 starts for the Padres before being traded...Per Fangraphs.com, his 1.6 WAR on the season was the eighth-best mark among all qualifying NL relievers...Over a 30-game span from 6/21 - 8/23 he went 2-1 with a 1.47 ERA (5 ER, 30.2 IP) and 33 strikeouts against nine walks while holding opponents to a .154 (16-for-104) average...Worked a season-high 4.0 innings on 5/14 at MIL in relief, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out a season-high tying five batters...Enjoyed his best month of the season in September when he went 1-0 with a 1.10 ERA (2 ER, 16.1 IP) and 24 strikeouts against just three walks while holding opponents to a .145 (8-for-55) average over 16 relief appearances.
Split fifth Major League season between bullpen and rotation, making 12 starts and 26 appearances out of bullpen, posting 4-7 record and 5.30 ERA (93.1 ip/55 er). Established career highs in wins and appearances (38), while tying career high with 67 strikeouts...In starting role, went 4-6 with 5.68 ERA (57.0/36), and was 0-1 with 4.71 ERA (36.1/19) as reliever...Opened season in bullpen and recorded career high in innings pitched as reliever in season debut, tossing 4.1 frames on April 7 against Atlanta. Marked longest bullpen outing by Marlins reliever since Kevin Slowey went 7.0 frames on June 8, 2013 at Citi Field against Mets...Made three trips through rotation from May 27-June 8, going 1-1 with 6.17 ERA (11.2/8)...In first start of season, May 27 at Pittsburgh, held Pirates scoreless on four hits while walking none and striking out two over 5.0 innings...In second start, June 2 vs. Cubs, earned win after allowing just two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over 6.0 innings...Third start was shortest of season and career, lasting just 0.2 inning against Toronto at Rogers Centre on June 8. Surrendered six runs on six hits and a walk with one strikeout...Went back into bullpen on June 14 and allowed just four runs over next 10 appearances (11.0 ip) before moving back into rotation on August 4. From June 14-August 9, went 1-0 with 2.05 ERA over 12 games, which included two starts. Allowed total of five runs and 17 hits over 22.0 inning stretch...Took loss in final four starts, his only losing streak of season. Allowed 18 earned runs over 14.1 innings in that time (11.30 ERA). Had allowed 18 runs in previous eight starts, while going 4-2...In six August starts, went 3-2 with 3.79 ERA (35.2/15), holding opponents to two or fewer runs four times...Tossed 7.0 innings on August 9 at Atlanta. Held Braves to just one run (Jonny Gomes HR) on two hits while walking two and striking out three. Prior to home run, tossed season-best 16.1 consecutive scoreless innings dating back to July 4...Seventh-inning home run by Gomes was first allowed on season. Had gone 82.2 innings over 34 appearances dating back to September 1, 2014 (55.2 ip in 2015) without allowing a home run. Marked longest single-season streak without allowing a home run. Previous best was 43.0 from July 3-August 5, 2014...In same game, recorded two sac bunt RBI to become first player in Marlins history to do so, and first player in MLB since Alex Cora on July 16, 2004. He is only pitcher since 1974 to do so. - Stats LLC...On August 15 at St. Louis, took loss after surrendering six runs on season-high 11 hits (two home runs) while walking none and striking out five over 6.0 frames. Allowed home runs in consecutive appearances after not allowing a single homer in first 28 games...Had career day on August 25 vs. Pittsburgh, tossing career-best 8.0 innings while striking out season-high-tying five, earning fourth win of season. Allowed two runs on nine hits with no walks in Miami's 5-2 victory...In 43 career starts, is 8-24 with 4.86 ERA (222.0/120). As reliever, has gone 1-1 with one save and 4.19 ERA (66.2/31) in 47 appearances.
Began fourth Major League season in bullpen, and ended up splitting season between bullpen and rotation, combining on 3-8 record and 4.38 ERA (111.0 IP/54 ER) with one save in 32 appearances...In 16 bullpen appearances, had no record and 4.57 ERA (21.2/11) with one save (one opportunity). In 16 starts went 3-8 with 4.33 ERA (89.1/43)...Recorded first career save on April 4 vs. San Diego (3.0 IP). Marked Marlins first save of 3.0 innings or more since April 22, 2007 by Kevin Gregg vs. Washington (3.0 IP), and just 10th in Franchise history (Randy Wolf later recorded 11th such game on May 14)...Placed on 15-day DL on May 24 with right ankle sprain. In six rehab starts between Single-A Jupiter and Triple-A New Orleans, went 2-0 with 2.38 ERA (34.0/9), 36 strike-outs and a .190 average against (22x116). Reinstated from DL on July 2...Earned win on July 20 vs. San Francisco, marking ?rst win as a starting pitcher since July 7, 2011 vs. Houston. The three years and 13 days between wins marked third-longest span between wins as a starter in Marlins history. David Weathers went eight years and 117 days between wins (May 26, 1996 to Sept. 20, 2004), and Al Leiter went seven years and 221 days (Sept. 24, 1997-May 3, 2005). -STATS LLC...Recorded first career road win as a starter on July 25 at Houston in 12th career road start, limiting Astros to just three hits over 7.0 scoreless innings. For career, has gone 1-9 with 5.21 ERA (77.2/45) in 16 starts on road.• After going 0-2 with a 5.26 ERA (39.1/23) prior to All-Star break (19 games, 5 starts), posted 3-6 record and 3.89 ERA (71.2/31) in 13 appearances (11 starts) after break. • Tossed 6.0 innings with three-or-fewer runs allowed in eight of 11 second-half starts, and allowed three-or-fewer in 10 of final 13 appearances...In final 16 appearances (14 starts), held opponents to .257 (85x331) average against, with a .366 slugging percentage; in first 16 appearances (two starts), opponents hit .287 (27x94) and slugged .543.• Held left-handed hitters to a .224 (28x125) average against, Among left-handed pitchers, ranked 12th in Majors and sixth in NL (min. 0.77 BF/game).
Despite missing considerable time due to injury, posted 3-5 record and 3.42 ERA (81.2 IP/31 ER) in 15 starts for Triple-A New Orleans, while also making seven appearances (two starts) with a 1-1 record and 3.05 ERA (20.2/7) with Miami. Posted 2-3 record and 3.19 ERA (42.1/15) in first eight starts of season with New Orleans before landing on disabled list with right oblique strain on May 20. Recalled by Miami on April 30 and made one appearance before being optioned back to NOLA on May 1. In May 1 appearance vs. Mets, walked two while striking out three over 1.2 scoreless innings. Was reinstated from DL on June 17, but reaggravated injury and was placed back on DL the next day. Reinstated from DL on July 30 following two rehab starts with GCL Marlins, going 0-1 with 1.13 ERA (8.0/1) while on rehab assignment. In first start back from rehab, held Colorado Springs scoreless on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts over 5.0 innings on July 30. In next start, August 4 vs. Reno, struck out season-high 11 batters and allowed just one hit in 6.0-inning performance to earn Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week honors for July 29-August 4. Went 7.1 innings on Aug. 29 vs. Memphis to mark a season best in innings pitched. Recalled again by Miami on September 3 and made six appearances over last month, including two starts. In first start, Sept. 13 at Mets, took loss after allowing four runs on five hits (two home runs) over 5.2 innings. Snapped seven-game losing skid in next outing, Sept. 18 at Philadelphia. Earned win after tossing scoreless ninth inning. Second start came on Sept. 25 vs. Philadelphia. Allowed two runs on seven hits over 6.1 innings.
In 27 starts for Triple-A New Orleans, struck out career-high 141 batters. Among Marlins'
farmhands, ranked second in strikeouts behind Jose Fernandez (158). His 11 wins were tied for third-most in organization with Adam Conley, behind Fernandez
(14) and Tom Koehler (12). Recorded season-best 10 strikeouts in second start, April 11 vs. Memphis, over 6.0
innings. Equaled mark on May 29 vs. Albuquerque (7.1 IP) and again on June 25 vs.
Memphis (7.0 IP). Over first two starts, allowed one unearned run in 11.0 innings. Held opponents to
no earned runs in just four starts over remainder of season. Suffered worst start of season in last appearance, August 29 vs. Round Rock. Allowed
seven runs (six earned) on six hits over just 0.1 inning. Went at least 6.0 innings in 17 of 27 starts, tossing a season-best 8.0 innings on July 5
vs. Oklahoma City. Allowed just four hits and three walks in the game, while striking
out six. Fared better at home, going 6-3 with a 2.34 ERA (73.0 IP/19 ER) in 13 starts, compared
to 5-4 with a 5.62 ERA (75.1/47) in 14 road games. Best month came in July, when he went 2-1 with a 2.20 ERA (32.2/8) in five starts. Surrendered 24 first inning runs, 14 more than any other inning (10 in both third and
fourth innings). Recalled on August 3 to start first game of doubleheader against Washington. Surrendered
seven runs on six hits (one home run) with six walks and three strikeouts
over 3.1 innings.
Made Major League debut on June 7 vs. Atlanta; gave up just one run on one hit, a
solo home run by Alex Gonzalez, over 6.0 innings in a 1-0 loss. Six strikeouts in contest
were highest total in an outing for season...Became second player since 1900 to take a loss while going at least 6.0 innings and
giving up one hit or fewer in ML debut as a starter. On May 19, 1971, the Washington
Senators' Mike Thompson took loss after allowing one hit in 7.0 innings to Baltimore.
Thompson allowed two runs (one earned) and walked nine, while striking out one
(Stats Inc. and Elias Sports Bureau)...Earned first career win on July 7 vs. Houston, holding Astros scoreless over 7.0 innings
and allowing just two hits and three walks with four strikeouts...Sent back to minors after win over Houston, but returned later in month and started
on July 28 at Washington...During Club's four-game winning streak in starts by Hand (July 2-August 2), went 1-0
with a 2.37 ERA (19.0 IP/5 ER). Held opponents to a .229 batting average (16x70) with
three home runs and two doubles...End of Marlins' four-game winning streak in his starts marked beginning of a personal
five-game losing streak. In five starts between August 8 and September 18, which
book-marked another trip to minors in mid-August, went 0-5 with a 6.04 ERA (25.1/17)
to close out his season...Was 1-5 with a 3.97 ERA (34.0/15) in six starts at home, and 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA
(26.0/13) in six starts on road. Opponents recorded a .282 batting average (29x103)
with six home runs, a .375 on-base percentage and a .534 slugging percentage
against him on the road, compared to a .205 average (24x117), four home runs, a
.317 on-base percentage and a .368 slugging percentage at home...Drove in a go-ahead and game-winning RBI with a sacrifice on July 28 at Washington...Named Marlins' Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May, completing month with
Jacksonville, going 3-0 with a 3.21 ERA (28.0/10).
In his third professional season, combined to go 9-8 with a 3.31 ERA (146.2 IP/54 ER) in a careerhigh
27 starts between single-A Jupiter and double-A Jacksonville ... Among all Marlins minor leaguers, ranked second in strikeouts (134) and tied for second in complete
games (2) and shutouts (2) ... In 26 starts with the Hammerheads, posted an 8-8 record and 3.33 ERA ... Earned Florida State League Pitcher of the Week honors for June 7-13 after tossing a four-hit complete
game shutout against Tampa on June 8 ... Named Marlins' Organizational Pitcher of the Month for June as he went 3-2 with a 1.14 ERA (31.2 IP/4 ER) and two complete games
in his five starts ... Struck out a season-high 11 batters on May 14 at St. Lucie. Allowed two runs on four hits with no walks over his 6.0 innings of work ... Tossed first complete game shutout on June 8 at Tampa. Two starts later, tossed second complete game shutout at Charlotte.
Went 7.0 innings, allowing three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts ... Won three straight starts from May 29-June 8, allowing a total of four runs in 21.0 innings pitched ... Promoted to Jacksonville on September 2 and made his only double-A start that day. Surrendered two runs on three hits with three
walks and four strikeouts in 6.0 innings to Tennessee ... Ranked as the number six prospect in the Marlins organization coming into 2011.
Led Marlins' minor leaguers in strikeouts and walks in 2009.